Thymoma

 


Conditions that suggest Thymoma

Autoimmune  

Myasthenia Gravis

About 15% of patients with myasthenia gravis are found to have a tumor of the thymus gland, known as a thymoma. Most thymomas are benign.



Key

Strong or generally accepted link

Glossary

Thymoma

A tumor of the thymus, an organ that is part of the lymphatic system and is located in the chest, behind the breastbone.

Benign

Literally: innocent; not malignant. Often used to refer to cells that are not cancerous.

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